Velocity WD-40 team net extra support

The rising stars of the Velocity WD-40 cycling team will have extra backing as they aim for continued success in 2013 – after receiving a support car.

Bowker Mini in Preston has loaned a Mini Countryman to the team, which boasts some of the leading young riders in British cycling, for the coming six months.

Team members Jack Escritt, Alex Braybrooke, Matt Walls and Adam Hartley were on hand to receive the car, which made its debut in the Youth Tour of Scotland last weekend.

“We decided to get involved with Velocity WD-40 because the team is part of the future of cycling,” said Graham McMurray, the brand manager at Bowker Mini.

“As a cyclist myself, I know that it’s really important to encourage the development of these talented young people.

“We wish the boys all the best for the future and look forward to watching them develop.”

The car will accompany the Velocity WD-40 team at events all around the UK, transporting the riders to races and forming part of the convoy following the main field.

Amy Long, of WD-40 Multi-Use Product, said: “It’s a big year for the Velocity WD-40 team and the addition of a support car is a major boost to the chances of success.

“It’s a fine gesture from Bowker and one I know the team themselves and everyone at WD-40 Multi-Use Product  appreciates.”